687
687
Wastell, Thomas
THE APPLICATION OF A NEW PORTABLE SCALE, (BEING THE FIRST OF THIS NATURE) IN RESOLVING QUESTIONS IN THE FOLLOWING PARTICULARS, VIZ. INTEREST, FOR ANY SUM, TIME OR RATE. DISCOUNT, OF BILLS, TALLIES, STOCKS, &C. FACTORIDGE, BROKERIDGE, COMMISSION, EXCHANGE, &C. AT ALL RATES. LONDON: FOR THE AUTHOR, TO BE SOLD BY RICHARD MOUNT, 1700 
Estimate
7001,000
LOT SOLD. 875 GBP
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687
Wastell, Thomas
THE APPLICATION OF A NEW PORTABLE SCALE, (BEING THE FIRST OF THIS NATURE) IN RESOLVING QUESTIONS IN THE FOLLOWING PARTICULARS, VIZ. INTEREST, FOR ANY SUM, TIME OR RATE. DISCOUNT, OF BILLS, TALLIES, STOCKS, &C. FACTORIDGE, BROKERIDGE, COMMISSION, EXCHANGE, &C. AT ALL RATES. LONDON: FOR THE AUTHOR, TO BE SOLD BY RICHARD MOUNT, 1700 
Estimate
7001,000
LOT SOLD. 875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Wastell, Thomas
THE APPLICATION OF A NEW PORTABLE SCALE, (BEING THE FIRST OF THIS NATURE) IN RESOLVING QUESTIONS IN THE FOLLOWING PARTICULARS, VIZ. INTEREST, FOR ANY SUM, TIME OR RATE. DISCOUNT, OF BILLS, TALLIES, STOCKS, &C. FACTORIDGE, BROKERIDGE, COMMISSION, EXCHANGE, &C. AT ALL RATES. LONDON: FOR THE AUTHOR, TO BE SOLD BY RICHARD MOUNT, 1700 
12mo (152 x 88mm.), 23, [1 (blank)] pp., half-title, contemporary calf gilt, gilt edges, manuscript index at end in a contemporary hand (2 pages), binding slightly rubbed
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Provenance

Earls of Macclesfield, bookplate and blindstamps, sale in these rooms, 25-56 October 2005, lot 2094, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams Add47

Catalogue Note

UNRECORDED FIRST EDITION. The author, a “Gentleman belonging to the Navy Office” had submitted his instrument to Robert Hooke, who reported to Fellow-Members of the Royal Society on 3 April 1700, stating that he “finds it to be Ingenious and of good Use, for the more Expeditious performance of the Operations mentioned to be thereby performable in the Title of [Wastell’s] book”.

Thus encouraged, Wastell “found out some further Uses of his Portable Scale, which he designs to Print and Add to the former [edition] by way of Supplement” (History of the Works of the Learned, June 1700, pp.353-355). A second edition “with additions”, likewise “Printed for the Author, and sold by Richard Mount, at the Postern on Tower-Hill” then appeared. A single copy of it is recorded by ESTC R230807 (Folger Library).

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